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Images & Voices of Hope | November 27, 2020

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Posts ByIlsa Flanagan, Author at Images & Voices of Hope

New Collaborations + Fellow Update

October 15, 2018 |

Fetzer Institute + ivoh Partnership We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Fetzer Institute, a Michigan foundation that “uses its philanthropic resources to help build the spiritual foundation for a loving world.” We will be working with several … Read More

ivoh Fellow Anna Claire Vollers Brings Us Back to Sand Mountain

August 2, 2018 |

Singers lead a song during a Sacred Harp singing at Liberty Baptist Church in Henagar, Ala.

Proving that art can be the connective tissue in our fractured world, Anna Claire Vollers, 2017 ivoh Fellow and reporter for The Birmingham News and, … Read More

Join Us to Restore the World with Story

July 26, 2018 |


How can we confront the daily onslaught of bad news and despairing narratives that makes connecting across differences and overcoming helplessness feel impossible?

Media for Good

One way is to tell different stories, stories that restore. Restore hope, love, kindness, … Read More

Making Magic in Miami

July 11, 2018 |






Meredith Porte Leads “Magical Evening” with South Florida ivoh Hub

Every year for the past 19, Meredith Porte, ivoh Trustee and an independent media producer/host, has gathered Miami-area media practitioners to consider media’s impact on society … Read More

Good News about ivoh Fellow Ally Karsyn

April 19, 2018 |




Congratulations! Ally Karsyn is one of our Restorative Narrative Fellows and the founder of Ode, a live community storytelling series in Sioux City, Iowa. This month Ally received the Iowa State University Greenlee School and Kappa Tau Alpha Diversity and Inclusion Award, presented … Read More

Images of Resilience and Resistance

March 2, 2018 |

Last week we talked about how new messengers are reviving the national dialogue on gun safety in significant and hopefully sustainable ways.

This week I wanted to address the power of images in creating and disrupting our predominant cultural … Read More

New Voices Are Shifting the Dialogue on School Shootings

February 20, 2018 |

I’ve been wondering about how or whether to respond to the most recent school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Initially, I didn’t think ivoh had a new perspective to add to the conversation. … Read More

Recalibrating and Reconnecting

January 29, 2018 |

As you know, ivoh’s Board of trustees and I are dedicated to empowering you, as strengths-based media (SBM) practitioners, with the tools you need to create media that connects, uplifts, and activates. With that goal guiding us, we spent our annual retreat weekend … Read More